Tabasco sauce. In 1868, Edmund McIlhenny mixed up his own personal pepper sauce recipe with three natural ingredients: fully aged red peppers, salt from Avery Island, Louisiana, and high-quality, distilled vinegar. Decades of competing recipes have only confirmed that the flavor of McIlhenny’s recipe could not be surpassed, and today TABASCO® Original Red Sauce is still made in essentially the same way. Why has TABASCO® Sauce become so popular the world over? It’s simple: put it on any food you like, and it’ll make you like it even more! Because TABASCO® Sauce brings out a food’s flavor while adding a peppery punch of its own. Splash it on everything from Mexican food to Italian, seafood to sandwich spreads, Eggs Benedict to Bloody Marys!